Posts Tagged ‘Pete Rose’

Pete Rose Owes $7,863.57 in Library Late Fees for Borrowing Book Written by Pete Rose

Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Still Hustlin’. Pete Rose had better get Charlie Hustle back to the Public Library of Cincinnati or else.

CINCINNATI (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Just when Pete Rose thought he was could finally relax and enjoy what people in their late 60’s enjoy, a letter sent return receipt arrived at the hit king’s home last Saturday with a price tag attached to it. In his playing days, Rose liked showing up at Cincinnati area libraries to borrow books on baseball – especially books written by himself.

Now he owes the Public Library of Cincinnati $7,863.57 in late fees. He took out the book he penned in 1975 called Charlie Hustle on November 19th of that year and still hasn’t returned it. (more…)


Hitting Streak: Uggla Feeling Pressure; Breaks Off into Chunks

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Things Could Get Uggla. And apparently they are.

ATLANTA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Achieving the unattainable. Over the years, baseball players have tried to break Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak. Pete Rose came the closest in 1978 when he tied Wee Willie Keeler with a 44 game streak. Now Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla finds himself sitting on 31 straight games, a mere 26 games from breaking Joltin’ Joe’s mark.

Uggla, a likable sort, is truly feeling the pressure.

“It’s getting to him,” said teammate Chipper Jones. “He was in the locker room on Wednesday and two of his fingers fell off. Talk about psychosomatic.”

This isn’t the first time pressure has gotten to a player chasing the record books. In 1961, Roger Maris, in his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s single season home run mark, lost a lot of his hair. (more…)


For Phillies Fans, the Parallels Are Astounding

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Not So Rosey Then. Or Now.

1979.  The Philadelphia Phillies were coming off three straight trips to the post season.  They needed their missing ingredient to get over the hump.  They got him in the person of Pete Rose. They even upgraded at second base by obtaining Manny Trillo.  Their ticket to the World Series was punched, right? Wrong. (more…)


Pete Rose Owes $7,863.57 in Library Late Fees for Borrowing Book Written by Pete Rose

Friday, September 11th, 2009

 

Still Hustlin’. Pete Rose had better get Charlie Hustle back to the Public Library of Cincinnati or else.

Still Hustlin’. Pete Rose had better get Charlie Hustle back to the Public Library of Cincinnati or else.

 

 

CINCINNATI (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Just when Pete Rose thought he was could finally relax and enjoy what people in their late 60’s enjoy, a letter sent return receipt arrived at the hit king’s home on Saturday with a price tag attached to it. In his playing days, Rose liked showing up at Cincinnati area libraries to borrow books on baseball – especially books written by himself.   (more…)


The Mizuno Affair

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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I was reminded today of something I haven’t thought of in at least 25 years.  I used to play baseball at Kirby Park, near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania when I was a kid.  Back then, in my thinner days, I played center field mostly.  I was wasn’t great.  I wasn’t terrible.  But I got great — albeit for a short time.  And not due to my skills, but due to a glove I used.  My regular glove had had it.  The pocket tore right out of it after too many plays and too many loaners.  So I had to borrow a glove as my new one was soaking in glove oil.

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